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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Tuesday, March 24, that his state's 175 public and private school districts will remain closed indefinitely in an effort to increase "social distancing" by limiting situations in which the virus can spread easily between people. The governor said he would be signing an executive order that allows virtual and alternative learning to count toward instructional hours for schools across the state.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum held a press briefing to discuss the latest developments regarding COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 24, at the North Dakota State Capitol. If the stream does not show up for you, please refresh the page.
BAGLEY, Minn. -- A 63-year-old man died in a fire in his home south of Bagley, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office. In a press release, officials said the sheriff’s office received a call on Monday, March 23, at approximately 10:30 p.m., reporting smoke coming from the roof of a house along state Highway 92, about nine miles south of Bagley. A Minnesota Highway Patrol trooper and a Clearwater County deputy responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the officers noted heavy smoke coming from the residence, the release said.
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, March 23, announced that he would enter self-quarantine after becoming exposed to someone with COVID-19, the illness stemming from coronavirus, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan said on social media that her brother had died after contracting COVID-19 and U.S. Sen.
DULUTH, Minn. -- USCHO.com released its final national polls of the shortened 2019-20 season Monday, with the Minnesota Duluth women’s team maintaining it’s No. 8 ranking from the last poll on March 9 while the Bulldogs men’s program dropped one spot to No. 5. Voters, which include Duluth News Tribune college hockey reporter Matt Wellens, were given wide latitude in how to fill out their final ballots since no games have been played since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the NCAA hockey seasons on March 12.
AUSTIN, Minn. -- The four family members who were killed in a fiery crash last week in the southern Minnesota community of Austin have been identified, Police Chief David McKichan announced Monday, March 23. Lance Tyler Eastman, 28, and Kala Marie Klaus, 25, were killed along with their two young children Thursday, March 19. The family’s dog is believed to have been in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and was located alive on Friday. It has been returned to the family of the victims, McKichan announced in a news release.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum held a press briefing to discuss the latest developments regarding COVID-19 on Monday, March 23, at the North Dakota State Capitol. The briefing should begin at 4 p.m.
DEADWOOD, S.D. — The mayor of South Dakota's gambling hub has asked Deadwood's casinos to close while the state battles the coronavirus pandemic. In an announcement from Deadwood Mayor David Ruth Jr. on Monday, March 23, Ruth asked for casinos to "close temporarily until the COVID-19 threat has passed." In his request, Ruth cited the announcement from U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Monday that warned that "this week, it's going to get bad," regarding the spread of the virus, and Adams said not enough people are taking the threat seriously.
Members of the Coronavirus Task Force are holding a press briefing. Scheduled to being at 5 p.m.